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Altria Sues U.S. to Keep ‘Black & Mild’ Cigar Name

In a civil complaint filed with United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Altria argued the use of the word ”mild’” in Black & Mild doesn’t convey anything about health, risk or safety. Rather, the term describes ”taste and body.” Altri
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added May 26, 2016 22:42
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Australia-Hong Kong Investment Ruling Released in Plain Packaging Case

This is not the first time that Australia’s plain packing legislation has faced legal action. For example, the law already faced a constitutional challenge domestically, brought by British American Tobacco and Japan Tobacco International. The challenge f
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development International Environment (ch)
added May 26, 2016 08:38
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[UK] INTA 2016: Food and alcohol ‘heading down same road’ as cigarettes, says BAT

A lawyer at tobacco company British American Tobacco (BAT) has said alcohol and food deemed to be unhealthy are “going down the same route” as tobacco, in a discussion centred around plain packaging laws.
World Intellectual Property Review (uk)
added May 25, 2016 16:29
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[UK] Plain tobacco packaging

The matter is of such importance to tobacco manufacturers that two of the four applicants for judicial review have already said that they will seek permission to appeal. However, the principle behind the Regulations should be of concern to all owners of
Lexology (uk)
added May 25, 2016 03:15
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[Europe, UK] How big tobacco lost its final fight for hearts, lungs and minds

why had the cigarette giants not shared the vast amounts of data they had accumulated over more than half a century with their own expert witnesses?...he told Green. “Your lordship will remember the slave owners were compensated when slavery was abolished
The Observer (uk)
added May 22, 2016 15:10
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[UK] Tobacco firms vow to fight on against plain packaging following High Court defeat

But a spokesman for Dunhill manufacturer BAT claimed it was “by no means the final word on the lawfulness of plain packaging”, claiming the judgement “contains a number of fundamental errors of law”. JTI, the other company that plans to appeal, said: “T
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added May 20, 2016 14:20
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[Kenya, South Africa] Amid Global Push For Tobacco Plain Packaging, IP And Health Rights Bog Down Africa

“There is not an ‘African’ response to plain packaging,” Marty Logan, communications manager of Framework Convention Alliance, an umbrella group of civil society organisations, based in Geneva, told Intellectual Property Watch. There are 44 African coun
Intellectual Property Watch (ch)
added May 19, 2016 20:33
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[UK] Tobacco Firms Lose Court Challenge Over Packaging

Mr Justice Green, who heard the case in December dismissed all grounds of the the challenge by four of the world's biggest firms. He said: "The regulations were lawful when they were promulgated by Parliament and they are lawful now in the light of the m
Sky News (uk)
added May 19, 2016 12:10
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[UK] Southampton tobacco firm plan to appeal plain packaging rule

TOBACCO giants including a 1,000-employee Southampton firm plan to appeal after losing a court battle to prevent the introduction of plain packaging for cigarettes. A ruling in the case brought by four of the world's biggest firms was given today by Mr
Southern Daily Echo (uk)
added May 19, 2016 22:24
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CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-UK court rejects Big Tobacco's appeal against plain packaging

BAT said the judgment contained a number of fundamental errors of law and the company was applying for leave to appeal the ruling, a spokesperson said. Japan Tobacco also said it intended to appeal but Philip Morris said it would not. Philip Morris sai
Reuters
added May 19, 2016 21:56
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